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Ikea’s Sculptural VARMBLIXT Collection


Featuring curvy serving bowls and wall mirrors that flirt with light in captivating ways

By Joseph Cicerone

Pendants, wall lamps, trays and glassware make up the buzz-worthy VARMBLIXT collection from Ikea. In collaboration with designer Sabine Marcelis, the brand’s latest release examines the interactions between our home furnishings with both direct and indirect light. “I wanted to take an unexpected approach to exploring the idea of how lighting functions within the home and to inspire people to consider new shapes and elements in a bold and artistic way”, says Marcelis. Integral items were revealed at the 2022 Milan Design Week, but the full collection has finally arrived and is expected to remain part of Ikea’s collection long term.

The VARMBLIXT collection spans 18 unique designs, each of which nods to a signature motif seen in Marcelis’ work: the perfectly infinite doughnut. We rounded up our top five picks from this affordable collection to inspire warmer and more purposeful interiors—perfectly aligned with the trends of 2023.

Light-up mirror Ikea

The Wall Mirror

A semi-transparent glass panel and light strip transform this seemingly ordinary wall mirror into a work of art. By emitting a warm, mellow glow, this conversation piece brings function and tranquillity to hallways, bedrooms and small spaces with minimalism in mind. $89.

Ikea VARMBLIXT Pendant

The Pendant 

Make a grand statement with curved pipes made of frosted white glass is the VARMBLIXT collection’s signature piece. The freedom to adjust the way this pendant lamp hangs makes it easy to refresh and keep it feeling new. $199.

VARMBLIXT Designlines

The Linear Wall Lamp

This affordable, tall-standing lighting option exemplifies how a simple shape can position visual impact. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically and can be grouped to create an eye-catching light installation in your home. $60.


The Donut Lamp

With its amber glow and playful doughnut shape, this curvy LED lamp can be wall mounted or placed on a flat surface. True to the VARMBLIXT theme, the light source makes way for better and more atmospheric lighting in difficult-to-light spaces. $65.

Ikea Cocktail set

The Glass Cocktail Set

This chic cocktail set includes a carafe, champagne coupe, tumbler, tray with metal panels and drinks stirrers. When they catch the light, the glass objects create dreamy reflections and shadows that Marcelis calls ‘moments of wonder’. Pieces from $4.

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